volunteers share a passion for nature and local heritage and work
together as a team to help the public and visitors connect to their
"backyard" and the natural wonders of the region; volunteers are a
part of continuing the beauty and heritage of the Chinsegut
Wildlife and Environmental Area and Nature Center.
Volunteers have the opportunity to learn about wildlife, land
management, pioneer heritage and environmental education. Chinsegut
volunteers earn Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission
t-shirts and hats and are recognized for their work at social
events and awards programs.
Volunteers come from all walks of life and diverse backgrounds
including students, scouts, retirees, families and professionals
with specific skills and interests. All have a common interest in
giving back to their community with time, knowledge and skills to
support the natural resources we share.
Volunteer opportunities are numerous and include working at the
nature center, maintaining nature center trails, facilities and
grounds, assisting with festivals and environmental education
programs, creating and maintaining butterfly gardens and wildlife
habitat, assisting with offsite public outreach, participating in
citizen science and wildlife surveys and engaging children and
adults in experiencing the natural wonders of the area.
How to sign up
For more information on volunteering at the Chinsegut Nature
Center, E-mail the
volunteer coordinator or call 352-754-6722.
For more information, visit the Learn more about the Chinsegut Conservation